Knicks and Mavericks agree trade for ‘unicorn’ Kristaps Porzingis, say reports

  • Dennis Smith Jr and DeAndre Jordan part of deal
  • News of deal comes as NBA trade deadline approaches

The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a surprise trade for one of the most talented young players in the NBA, the New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis, according to multiple reports.

The Knicks will receive Dallas’s Dennis Smith Jr, DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and a future first-round draft pick in return for the 7ft 3in Porzingis, who has been out for nearly a year with a knee injury. Porzinigis was voted an NBA All-Star for the first time last season and was averaging 22.3 points per game before he tore his ACL. The Mavericks will also receive the Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr and Courtney Lee, according to ESPN.

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Knicks and Mavericks agree trade for ‘unicorn’ Kristaps Porzingis, say reports